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Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Current Trends : Current Trends - F. S. Santori

Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: Current Trends

Current Trends

By: F. S. Santori (Editor), N. Santori (Editor), A. Piccinato (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th November 2003
ISBN: 9788847002333
Number Of Pages: 116

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Avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from temporary or permanent loss of blood supply. It frequently affects the femoral head and in this area, if left untreated, routinely evolves into premature joint destruction.
In the United States, 5%-10% of cases of hip osteoarthritis requiring total hip replacement are primarily caused by avascular necrosis. In 33%-72% of patients, the disease is bilateral. The peak incidence is between 30 and 60 years of age and the social costs of this pathology are remarkable. There is therefore increasing interest in hip joint-preserving techniques, such as conservative treatment through electromagnetic fields and shock waves, as well as joint-preserving surgical techniques. This volume intends to present a complete overview of the current knowledge of avascular necrosis, including therapeutic options.

Prefacep. V
Pathophysiology of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Headp. 1
Avascular Necrosis: Rehabitation of Dead Bonep. 23
Biophysical Stimulation with Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields in Avascular Necrosis of the Femur Headp. 33
The Role of Extracorporeal Shock Wavesp. 45
Forage Biopsy plus Autologous Bone Grafting: Indications and Limitsp. 55
Long-Term Follow-Up of Free Microvascular Fibular Transfer for Idiopathic Femoral Head Necrosisp. 73
The Rationale of a Porous Tantalum Implant in the Treatment of Early Stages of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Headp. 85
Flexion Osteotomy for Idiopathic Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Headp. 91
Total Hip Arthroplasty in Post-Traumatic Avascular Necrosisp. 95
Neck-Preserving Implants in the Treatment of Femoral Head Avascular Necrosisp. 107
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ISBN: 9788847002333
ISBN-10: 8847002338
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 116
Published: 27th November 2003
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.8